Stephen G. Fritz. Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, x + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN. In exploring the reality of the Landser, the average German soldier in World War II, through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, Stephen G. Fritz provides. Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II. Stephen G. Fritz, Author University Press of Kentucky $ (p) ISBN
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Nor does it glorify war and destruction. When the war was finally over, and his country lay in ruins, the Landser faced a soldied truth: The Eastern Front —17 General Military. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Sep 23, Rob Shurmer rated it it was ok Shelves: I love most war and especially ww2 material, but this was just so tedious.
Fritz provides the definitive account of the everyday war of the German front soldier. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. There is no mention of the controversy that has been raised over the authenticity of Sajer’s book.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Not the best written or informative book on the topic. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Email alerts New issue alert. A grim joke and not worth the paper it’s printed on. This book does not paint a glorious picture of the Germans, wirld does it make the average soldier look like a war criminal.
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Still, most chapters are clear and well structured while some appeared to me confusing and without a clear organization they could have been broken down into independent chapters devoted to only one of the various concepts. The average German soldier was much more prejudiced, hateful and knowing of many of the wrongs that were tthe than I had previously believed. Controversy or not, it is incredible that one source is employed so often. Although clinging to ths self-image as a decent fellow, the German soldier nonetheless committed terrible crimes in the name of National Socialism.
David rated it it was amazing May 22, Just give me the raw data, the everyday words of the everyday soldier. Tom rated it liked it Oct gemran, Write a customer review. Don’t have a Kindle?
No photographs, even simple photographs to put faces with the voices in this book would have been incredibly powerful. This is a great book for those who want to understand the German soldier.
Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II
Although clinging to a self-image as a decent fellow, the German soldier nonetheless committed terrible crimes in solsier name of National Socialism. Paperbackpages.
Slavery after Rome, — Dec 08, Thr Harris rated it really liked it Shelves: Fritz humanizes an often dehumanized class of people. Soldiers, Civilians, and the Death of the Third Reich. Should prove enlightening to students of German as well as military history. Jun 30, Kevin Slawta rated it really liked it. It will be vitally important for anyone interested in World War II, German history, word the experiences of common soldiers throughout the world. Jun 10, Joe rated it it was ok Shelves: The author culls diaries, letters and autobiographies for input.
Uses letters, quotes, and narratives written by soldiers to get a “uncut” view into how they thought. Garrett Olinde rated it really liked it Mar 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Worlld Music Stream millions of songs. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Because of the multitude of external factors, experiences and emotions-during combat soldire during lulls in the fighting-described and analyzed by Fritz, it is difficult to summarize and critique his book in a short review.